Help Someone Come in from the Cold

Matt Beierschmitt
Help Someone Come in from the Cold

If you notice someone who needs help, please call the 24-hour Philadelphia Homeless Outreach Hotline at 215-232-1984.

Philadelphia Has Issued a Code Blue. You Can Help.

The temperature outsides have dipped dangerously and now feel near or below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Coupled with recent winter storms, the conditions are posing an immediate threat to our brothers and sisters who are still without shelter. Individuals experiencing street homelessness are at higher risk of injury or even death during a Code Blue

We will be working 24/7 to get everyone in from the cold. Safety and warmth are our goals during a Code Blue, and with your support, it could be the beginning of someone’s journey HOME.



What does Project HOME do during a Code Blue? 

During Code Blue, Project HOME's Outreach Coordination Center (OCC), in partnership with the City of Philadelphia and other service providers, coordinates outreach to people living on the streets of Philadelphia. This includes:  

  • Staffing and responding to calls to the 24-hour Homeless Outreach Hotline to find people who are homeless and transport them to safe, warm, indoor spaces. 
  • Connecting people who are homeless to all available beds within the emergency housing network.  
  • Advocating that people who are homeless stay inside emergency housing throughout the day. 

Project HOME Street Outreach response workers work around the clock—24 hours a day, 7 days a week—to build trusting relationships that enable individuals who are homeless to accept placement in appropriate settings where they may obtain needed opportunities to stabilize their lives. 

A Code Blue increases their already high-demand job, with an influx of individuals who need to come in from the cold to avoid injury, illness, or death. If you notice someone who needs help, please call the 24-hour Homeless Outreach Hotline at 215-232-1984, especially during a Code Blue.

None of us are home until all of us are home®